How Coronavirus Is Affecting Grocery Retail
The coronavirus outbreak is taking a toll on food retailers in various ways, but possibly the biggest challenge lies in quickly overhauling employment policies for a pandemic occurring amid a historically tight labor market.
How Coronavirus - May Affect Grocery Shopping Habits
Grocers must assure shoppers that they’ll be safe shopping in their stores or receiving food deliveries from them
Rise to the Occasion
Selling candy and snacks during the winter holidays means creating in-store seasonal excitement.
Savory Snacks: MYTHS and TRUTHS
By switching to alternative vegetable oils such as sunflower, rapeseed, corn and olive, the savoury snacks industry has managed to significantly reduce saturated fat content.
Tech Takes on Health & Wellness
Grocers feel the responsibility to cater to shoppers’ specific dietary needs and preferences.
Top 5 technology trends in retail
The past year saw the highest disruption in technology and was the year of transition for retailers who have begun their digital journey. The current year comes with a great promise for the industry and here some key trends that retailers will need to watch out for.
Expectations from the FMCG Industry
A look at the trends for the FMCG market this year in the face of changing market dynamics, which bring with it an array of products competing for customer loyalty and attention.
Sarvodaya Supermarket: A small store wonder in Mumbai
With 2200 sq. ft. of retail space that pulls in a monthly revenue of Rs. 2.25 crore, Chetan Sangoi’s Sarvodaya Supermarket is the cynosure of established retailers in Mumbai and a flickering ambition for those kirana shop owners who want to reinvent themselves as modern grocers.
Plant-based food is the new face of healthy living
Consumers everywhere are redoubling their efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle around the idea of consuming plant-based food and beverages.
Developing creative ways to group complementary products at retail is key to lifting sales and shopper satisfaction.
'From 54 Stores Currently, We Plan To Grow To 100 Stores By 2022'
Vijetha Supermarkets is among the biggest Food & Grocery retailers in Hyderabad and the State of Andhra Pradesh with 54 fruitful stores spanning 2.5 lakh square feet in retail area. With 20 years of excellence in understanding customer needs and delivering fresh and quality groceries, the retailer has earned a reputation for offering fresh and high quality products at a reasonable price to the customers. “Our retail philosophy is to provide freshness, choice, value and service to our customers by making available at our fruitful stores everything that is essential for daily home needs and offering our customers the best deals and bargains,” says Jagan Mohan Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Vijetha Supermarkets, who along with his wife and better half Krishnaveni laid the groundwork of the Vijetha retailing empire, which is now on path to adding newer and more spacious outlets under its banner. “Going forward, we will open new super stores and hypermarkets and aim to grow our store count to 100 by 2022, adds Rao.
Retailers need to focus on data visibility, tech-savvy labor and new store configurations to accommodate their future grocery shoppers.
Breakfast Beverages Well-Placed With Time-Pressed Indian Consumers
Ready-to-drink breakfast beverages are likely to appeal to consumers who are on the move and may be pressed for time to prepare breakfast.
Life Of The Party
Grocers can engage consumers with gourmet items for special occasions.
Checkout-free or cashierless technologies inch closer to implementation in large grocery retail.
How To Create Extraordinary — Or Wow — Retail Experience For Shoppers
Retailer have started focussing a lot on creating wow experiences for shoppers; yet, somehow, a mere 35%, or a third of shoppers, have had “an extraordinary” or “wow” retail experience, says a study by Wharton research.
Planning For Healthier Holidays
Retailers can follow some simple marketing and merchandising tips during the festive season.
From A Staid Consumer Co-operative To A Modern And Eco-Friendly Grocery Chain
Sahakari Bhandar is Mumbai’s most visited and preferred grocery store for more than 50 years. With 24 branches strategically located from Colaba to Virar, it offers convenience, good quality, safety and consistent availability of products to its customers. The legacy of trust continues since 1966, servicing more than millions of happy families. Sahakari Bhandar, although a co-operative, is an exciting blend of modern retailing with deep understanding of daily needs of its customers. Progressive Grocer spoke to Sanjay Shete, Chairman – Sahakari Bhandar, about the metamorphosis of a once sleepy stateowned cooperative retail chain into a bustling, bright and swanky neighborhood store chain today, which sells everything from groceries and frozen foods to household care and with a pleasant ambience and hygiene that have the stamp of professionalism everywhere.
Creating Safe Eating Environments With Smart Technology
Robust economic growth, rising incomes, increasing urbanization and greater penetration of technology are driving consumption and fuelling the growth of the Indian food and beverage service retail industry. As such, there has been an increased focus on food safety, especially in terms of its preparation, packaging and distribution.
Ready or Not
Growth in away-from-home eating means supermarkets must continue to improve their fresh prepared food offerings.
Keeping Center Store Relevant
5 ways to reinvigorate an underappreciated section of the store.
How Supermarkets Can Sell More
Retail industry experts offer five ways to grow business.
Challenges In Addressing The Problem Of Food Allergens
Food allergens management is becoming very important in the food industry globally. Several national regulations are addressing the allergen management by putting regulations in place for food manufacturers. But the confusion between food allergies and food intolerances and also a lack of awareness on the type of allergies that a consumer experiences, creates challenges in addressing the problem.
Not your grandfather’s pallets, Today’s solutions are tackling supply chain challenges head-on.
Our Retail Cash Management Solution Improves Productivity Of Store Employees Manifold
Progressive Grocer spoke to Varun Rathi, COO and Co-Founder, Happay, whose Retail Petty Cash management solution is a perfect fit for multi-chain retailers by helping them go cashless and manage store-wide expenses digitally with ease.
L'Opéra Makes Its Mark As The Authentic French Bakery In India
L’Opéra, a high-end pastry and bakery house in Delhi-NCR, specializes in French bakery products and has been the pioneer of high-end, authentic French bakery products in India. Some of the products that it pioneered in India was macaron as well as the finest French pâtisserie – Boulangerie – thereby creating a market for these products. With the concept getting well appreciated by the customers and becoming a great success with the patrons, the brand has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan. Laurent Samandari, MD, L’Opéra, speaks to Progressive Grocer about the company’s pioneering efforts in creating and building a market for French bakery products in the Capital and its plans for further growing the business.
Putting Best Foot Forward For The Festive Gifting Season
According to market surveys, there is a 25 per cent increase in the average monthly spend of shoppers on staples and packaged foods during the three months of the festive season (OctoberDecember), compared to the average monthly spend in the previous six months until September. No surprise that retailers and manufacturers hope to do significantly more business in the festive season than in the regular months and expect better business in terms of sales traction, consumer connect, branding, etc.
Juices And Soft Drinks: Making The Right Selection
Most Indian consumers consider packaged fruit drinks to be healthy but it is important to read labels carefully or these packaged drinks could lead to lifestyle diseases. It is also important to know how much sugar these drinks contain because most drinks are high on sugar and so are considered unhealthy.
Empowering Shoppers Through Smart Consumer App
How the ‘Smart Consumer’ mobile app is helping brands and manufacturers to now connect directly with thousands of consumers across the country as never before.
The Impatient Consumer, iOT And The Food Of Everything
There is more to foods than meets the eye. There is technology. There is the consumer who is forever morphing. And there is the future. Let’s peep into it.